According to the Ghana Federation of persons with Disabilities, it is estimated that, 5 million out of the total number of 2.8 million Ghanaians, live with disabilities Poverty many at times increases the risk of disabilities through malnutrition, healthcare, unsafe working conditions, lack of potable water and sanitation. But for the kind of zeal, perseverance, immovable and undying devotion of some persons with disability who are not perturbed about discrimination but committed to changing one's world and making an impact, is my inspiration for this piece. For me, once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
Ivor kobina Greenstreet is an astute lawyer, writer and publisher called to the Ghana Bar and English Bar Association and a politician who was hugely voted for, to become the 2016 flag bearer of the Convention People's Party defeating daughter of the first President of Ghana Samia Nkrumah. Greenstreet wasn't born with a defect or cripple but due to some mishaps which bedeviled him, led to his current state which left him in a wheelchair.
In spite of his situation, Greenstreet is psyched to brightening his corner with hope and the spirit of "YES I CAN". Even though he didn't win the 2016 elections, he made remarkable strides in pushing his agenda christened "GHANA GOES GREEN" by bringing to fore reasons to rekindle our minds as Ghanaians to embrace agriculture as a way to develop Ghana our beloved country.